On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20-year-old resident of Newtown, Connecticut, shot and killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary. Before going to the elementary, Lanza shot and killed his mother in their home. Once police officers arrived at the school, Lanza shot himself in the head, dying immediately (Jordan 2014). This has been one of the most fatal school shootings in the United States, second only to the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, claiming 33 lives. The incident at Sandy Hook began at 9:35 a.m. and Lanza fired the final bullet to the back of his own head at 9:40 a.m according to the State’s Attorney Report (Sedensky 2013).
. On January 30th, 1835, Andrew Jackson was nearly assassinated. The assassinator, Richard Lawrence, was an house painter, and went up to Andrew Jackson as he left a funeral in the House chamber of the Capitol building. The Lawrence shot at him, and he missed the shot. Andrew Jackson was 67 years old at the time, confronted Richard, hitting Lawrence several times with his cane that he used for walking.
Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address Saturday, March 4 1865 Abe Lincoln gave one of the most famous inaugural speeches of all time. Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address was the speech in which Lincoln read as he was being sworn into his second term. He perfectly summed up his last term in a casual way and gave people closure about the losses and sacrifices made in the war. When Lincoln gave his second inaugural address, he presented it in a very solemn and serious way. As stated in the video, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural David Blight states: “This is not a speech where he is trying to make the American people feel good...” Which from my understanding sound like he is just giving a short recap of his last term and explaining his choices
He planned the drives in Alabama to legalize black people voting. During this period he lead a peaceful march on Washington D.C., where he made his infamous “I Have A Dream” speech to over 250,000 people. He spoke with the president at the time John F. Kennedy. In the time span of 1957-1968 Martin Luther was arrested 20 times and assaulted four times. In 1963 he was named Man of the Year by Times
The story of Ronald Gene Simmons. On the 22nd of December, 1987 the worst mass murder in Arkansas history took place. A man by the name of Ronald Gene Simmons went on a killing spree. He started off by killing his wife, kids, and his three year old granddaughter, but it didn’t stop there. He killed his family and quite a few harmless townspeople because he went insane, because why else would you kill harmless people?
Kenneth Parks, a 23 year old Canadian man, had a very strange awaking in an early May morning. Parks had fallen asleep on the couch. That night, he got up from the couch and drove to his in-laws house. He then proceeded to stab his Mother-in-law with a kitchen knife, choke his Father-in-law unconscious, then begun to stab him to death. When that had been done, he drove straight to the police station, walked up to the front desk and stated, “My God, I’ve just killed two people.
After the shooting the couple fled in a rented SUV. Four hours later police pursued their vehicle and killed them in a shootout.I saw this on the news this was very sad. A shooting happened in Edmond post office in Aug 20, 1986.The postal worker who is patrick Sherrill shot 20 people and killed 14 of them.Even teens were killed as well as 3rd age people. She shot them but 6 of them lived.He got mad because he didn 't get what he
In hindsight, this seems the only way America’s worst moment could end. After some 600,000 American men had died of wounds, or grossly unsanitary medical practice, Lincoln gave his second inaugural address, the famous “charity for all” speech, on March 4, 1865, one month before his death. There is a photograph of him giving this speech, which also shows John Wilkes Booth standing above and behind him, on a balcony. Lincoln ended his speech with these words: “With malice toward none; with charity for all;…let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” Regardless of this sentiment, Booth was from Maryland, considered himself a southerner, and
Once he was pronounced dead, his body was transported on Air Force One, and Vice President Johnson stood up and took his oath of office. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested and held as Kennedy 's assassin, but was also shot on live television before he could actually be charged with anything. JFK 's funeral was modeled after Abraham Lincoln 's, and while his body lay in the Capitol, about 250,000 people passed by paying their respects to the lost president. The assassination of president Kennedy definitely shook up Americans, the entire nation finding it hard to grasp that it was a real thing that actually
14 year old Emmett Till was going to see relatives in Money Mississippi, on August 24th 1955 when he allegedly flirted with a white cashier at a grocery store. 4 days later, two white men beat, caused major injury, and shot him in the head. The men were adjudicated for murder, but an all-white, male jury cleared them of any wrong doing. Till's murder and the open casket funeral spurred the developing Civil Rights Movement. Source 1 is a picture that emerged in many news articles in America which raised questions among the community.
Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was born on July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Mississippi. In 1954, he was the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. He organized voter-registration efforts, demonstrations, and economic boycotts of companies that practiced discrimination. He also worked to investigate crimes perpetrated against blacks. On June 12, 1963, Evers was assassinated outside of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
But on February 1944, he received a permanent wound that would impact the rest of his life. Britt was taking cover in a house while being on war and suddenly a German explosive shell came through the window shattering most of mostly all his bones in his foot and tored off his arm. In spring of 1944, he came back to the U.S. While being on a hospital ship he found out that he had received the Medal of Honor. Thousands of people came to the football stadium at the University of Arkansas to see the ceremony.
The bodies of a sixteen year old Leslie Arnold’s parents were found buried in their house’s backyard of Omaha, Nebraska after he confessed to the police about the killings. On September 27th, 1958, Leslie had into an argument with his parents over their family car. This led him to brutally shooting his parents and burying their bodies in a shallow grave behind their home. His parents were William Arnold, a 42 year old manager and his wife Opel who was about 40 years at the time of their death. Arnold and his 11 year old brother even stayed in the home alone since that time.
With the president was his wife and first lady, Mary T. Lincoln, Major Rathbone and his fiancee Clara Harris. During the show, Booth slipped into the box. No one saw him. He crept up behind the President and shot him in the back of the head. The bullet through the brain would later kill him.
Did you know Bill Russell was known for playing basketball in the NBA? Bill Russell was born on February 12, 1934 in Monroe, Louisiana. When he was 10, his family moved across the country to Oakland, California and his dad worked in a shipyard. In California Bill 's mother became very sick and died. After Russell 's mom died he began to play basketball for McClymonds High School in Oakland but by his senior year he earned a starting spot.